Sclerotherapy in Memphis and Germantown
Sclerotherapy is a quick and comfortable non-surgical procedure that treats unsightly varicose, blue reticular and spider veins. This method involves injecting the vein with a specialized agent called a sclerosant, which causes the vein to collapse. Then it is naturally absorbed into the body. Discomfort is minimal and temporary.
While sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for diminishing the appearance of varicose and spider veins, it is not meant to treat the underlying problem of venous insufficiency. If venous insufficiency is present, we recommend treating it prior to undergoing any cosmetic sclerotherapy treatments. If venous insufficiency is not treated, more varicose veins and spider veins may occur over time. Our staff educates each patient on methods to improve blood flow in the legs and reduce the risk of reoccurring issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon will I see the results of sclerotherapy?
Typically the cosmetic benefits become obvious within a week or two as each individual will absorb the veins at different rates.
How quickly can I resume normal activity, such as working and exercising?
Normal activity can be resumed immediately. In fact, we encourage walking and exercising with the exception of high impact exercises like running and weight-lifting (especially the leg press).
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